200 Days in the Life of the College

Friday, February 25

Taking it on the chin

So far this winter the Hill has been spared the crushing blizzards of yore, but for long stretches the daily half-foot seems to be the rule rather than the exception. Today’s seven-inch snowfall, though, is special — not the lake-effect powder that makes for great outdoor sports, but a wet, heavy southerly lash that keeps plows grinding and drivers and pedestrians cursing from dawn until dusk. In its wake: another six inches over the weekend, followed by torrential rains. Through it all, the stoic Mr. Hamilton secretly fantasizes about spring break.